Magazine article Work & Family Life

Happy, Healthy Relationships with Adult Children

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Happy, Healthy Relationships with Adult Children

Article excerpt

All parents discover at one point or another that parenting doesn't stop on a child's 18th birthday. In Family for Life: How to have happy, healthy relationships with your adult children, bestselling author and speaker Kathy Peel gives parents helpful information on the unique responsibilities and challenges of parenting adult children as well as becoming an in-law and a grandparent.

Peel offers positive and practical tips and strategies drawing on her own experience in raising her three, now grown sons, talking to a variety of parents of older children, to the "kids" themselves and to marriage and family experts.

Each chapter offers insightful ideas as well as helpful do's and don't's covering such topics as:

* Building a bridge between generations

* Grownup children returning to the nest

* Giving support without becoming a full-time parent again

* Dealing with difficult in-laws

* Keeping your clan connected as it expands

* How to be a terrific grandparent (see front page story)

The author's advice, while solidly based in reality, is at the same time wonderfully upbeat and optimistic. …

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